Roses, Music, and a Fabulous Meal

This has been an extremely busy week. It started with a trip up north to visit our youngest daughter and her family at the camp where they are living for the summer. The next day I attended a garden party at the Women’s Art Association of Canada house in Downtown Toronto. Last year I volunteered to take over the position of library chairperson and in appreciation for the work that I did along with other new volunteers we were each presented with a rose.

The meal was outstanding and my only regret is the I didn’t take any photos of the event. The president, however, did take photos and she sent me one the same day. I thought that she was only taking a photo of the band but she managed to capture me next to the balloons where I stopped so I wouldn’t get in front of her shot.

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What to do With Old Paint Brushes

….I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile now

Back in February or March I received a request to donate old unwanted paint brushes, spools of thread and old frames to the Women’s Art Association of Canada. A couple of very creative women had come up with an idea of how to use them as decorations for a major fundraiser that ran over 5 days in April.

I managed to attend the first evening and was delighted to see how Janet and Deniz had used the old brushes. Here are a few of their creations.

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Which Way Photo Challenge – Sept 7, 2018

…thanks to Son of a Beach for continuing theĀ Which Way Photo Challenge

Walking from one volunteer job in the west end of Toronto to another in the downtown area (I took the subway in between).
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My First Gallery Show

…..it all happened so quickly

Last week I was informed that I had won a membership to the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) and when I went for a tour they asked me if I had a painting to submit for their New Members Art Show. The theme was ‘flowers’ and I knew that I had at least one painting that would fit the bill. I submitted the painting on Monday and the opening happened today.

When I arrived downtown I was greeted by three friends outside the gallery. They were very excited for me and I was touched that they wanted to be there. It’s not a huge show but the work was beautifully curated. I met some of the members and was made to feel very welcome. Here is my submission: Floral Abundance

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Here are a few more pieces from some of the artists who are members of the WAAC. I really liked the teapot but it was already sold.IMG_2556
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